McDermott, Will & Emery and client Medtronic Inc. must pay $4.3 million in attorney fees as punishment for alleged "abuse of advocacy" in a patent fight between Medtronic and BrainLAB, a Colorado federal judge ordered Tuesday. Both Medtronic and McDermott are appealing. McDermott particularly objected to paying attorney fees to Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, which provided a second opinion on the case to BrainLAB's primary lawyers at Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar.
McDermott, Client Sanctioned $4.3 Million
October 2, 2008